Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I think I'm ready now???

In the hotel room in Orem, psyching myself out to film tomorrow. I'm really excited about the two classes I'm doing. TrendWatcher has been reborn with so much new material - I have to say creating it has been one of the greatest processes I've ever been through. I'm really proud of it. It's a state of mind...a way to help you recognize and identify trends as they happen around you. The class answers the what and why of design cycles. The what covers a decade-by-decade breakdown of the last century, hitting the highlights of what was happening in history and pop culture and the colors and styles of each period. The why delves into the psyche of merican Generations and how the personality of each group shaped history and design. We talk about how design microcycles through the scrapbooking market & make a TrendWatcher journal to track your observations & predictions. It sounds like a lot of info, but it's really user friendly and very practical. I think it's really a class for anyone. I'm also doing "Extreme Altered Coasters" a creative brainstorming session with 20 altering techniques for Imagination Project's coaster pieces {and 60 listed in the bonus materials!}. I had to pack 3 suitcases to bring everything I need to use on set.

Speaking of the 3 cases...I gambled and it appears I have lost. There was no room for a coat, but how bad could it be? Let me tell you how bad it's going to be...tonight the temperature will drop a freak 20 degrees. The high will be at 6 am - 44 degrees. It will drop into the 30's and snow.

I said the s-word. snow. I-t-i-s-g-o-i-n-g-t-o-S-N-O-W.

I brought 2 sweaters and a sweet knitted poncho -neither is very snow worthy. I did bring the socks I brought in St. Louis. All this brings into sharp focus how thankful I am to live in Texas with its mild winters, blazing summers & prevalent air conditioning.

Ashley is here too, prepping to film for her Home Study class. She's totally outdone herself - it's the most unbelievable hybrid album I've ever seen. I keep having to touch the pages to see what's real and what's virtual. I like looking at digital, but haven't converted - but I WANT this book. Hopefully all of our classes will be available in November...so check them out!

And being in Utah can mean only one thing...a large Happy Jack's Chicken Curry with almonds & scallions at my favorite place...Big City Soup! Ash had the Cream of Tomato with Gorgonzola - they serve everything with a huge hunk of light, fresh focaccia bread & a piece of sharp cheddar cheese - heaven...I soooooo wish these were in Dallas...


Blogger Kandice said...

Brrrr... not ready for that yet in Texas! :) Hey, check out the DigiKit I posted today on my blog!

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Debby said...

Hope everything went really well for you! Pretty nerve-wracking, huh?! Can't wait to hear from you!

10:06 PM  

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